HSM 4861

About This Course

This course explores the theory and practice of leadership skills needed for success in changing, turbulent times. It focuses on collaborative problem solving, strategic planning, and thinking and management skills in health care with emphasis on the phases of business planning, implementation, and evaluation. This course will prepare students to lead through organizational change and embrace innovation from planning to successful execution.

Sample textbooks: McClernon, S. M. (2019). Strategic Thinking and Management.
In P. Oachs &  A. Waters (Eds.)


Geoff Kaufmann
Geoff Kaufmann

MA, health policy and management, University of Chicago; BA, biology, St. Olaf College

Geoff Kaufmann, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, is vice president for patient services of the Biomedical Division of the American Red Cross. He is the former director of planning and marketing for the University of Minnesota Hospital and the Minnesota Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives. A nationally recognized authority in health marketing, Geoff has 45 years of experience in business development, strategic planning, marketing, new product development, and operations. His focuses have included physician-clinic-hospital networks, clinical and service outcomes, senior health care services, a wound care business, and diagnostic imaging centers.

  • ABUS 4501 – Building and Running a Small Business Enterprise
  • ABUS 4701 – Introduction to Marketing
  • ABUS 4703 – Marketing for the Professional Practice
  • HSM 4861 – Leadership and Business Planning in Health Care: Capstone
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Daniel McGinty

MA, health care administration, University of Minnesota; BA, economics, Gustavus Adolphus College

Daniel McGinty is a health care consultant and expert witness. He served as president and CEO of Franciscan Sponsored Ministries in Manitowoc, WI, during 2016–18. Prior to that, he was executive vice president at Allina Health, overseeing the operations of 13 hospitals and emergency medical Services and pharmacy. He has also worked at Duluth-based Essentia Health, where he was responsible for seven acute-care hospitals, four long-term care facilities, and 11 physician clinics. He served as president and CEO of Holy Family Memorial Health Network in Manitowoc and as an administrator at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

  • HSM 4861 − Leadership and Business Planning in Health Care: Capstone

Information Subject to Change

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